UMEX Day 1- Deals Worth Over AED291 Million Signed
The opening day of the third edition of Unmanned System Exhibition (UMEX) 2018 and Simulation & Training Conference and Exhibition (SimTEX) 2018 witnessed the signing of 10 defence deals worth AED291.654 million. Major Pilot Saeed Mohammed Al Yamahi, the Official Spokesperson of the dual event revealed that the Armed Forces signed a contract worth AED72.493 million with the UAE-based Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI) for the purchase of Unmanned Air Vehicles, and AED215,860 contract with TRUST International for the maintenance and repair of PD – 100 Black Hornet PRS.
Al Yamahi also revealed that Al Tuff International from the UAE won deal worth AED41.274 million for the purchase 8 UAV (PUMMA AE III) with all its accessories. Another important deal signed on the opening day included an AED25.708 million worth deal with Denel Dynamics from South Africa for the renewal of technical support contract for Seeker 2 aircraft for 24 months, and an AED78,061 worth deal with Advanced Media from the UAE for the purchase of 10 UAV (MAVIC Pro) for demonstration purposes.
Al Yamahi also announced that the Armed Forces inked an AED44.076 million deal with US-based INSITU for providing technical support for UAV (The Integrator) and an AED31.310 million deal with Motion Reality Incorporated MRI for the upgrade of 2 training simulators (VIRTSIM) for (DAUNTLESS) and the purchase of 1 DAUNTLESS training simulator.
Meanwhile, the UAE-based International Golden Group (IGG) won an AED16.627 million worth deal to update joint fire simulators as well as buy joint fire simulator (CUTS208) with accessories. The Armed Forces also singed an AED47.749 million deal with Cubic Defense Applications from the US for the operations and maintenance of training simulators for small arms shooting for 30 sites and an AED12.120 million deal with INOVEX Simulation & Training Ltd from Switzerland to develop and extend virtual life of driving simulator.